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'''Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald''' (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American novelist and short story writer, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American literature|American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: ''This Side of Paradise'', ''The Beautiful and Damned'', ''The Great Gatsby'' (his best known), and ''Tender Is the Night''. A fifth, unfinished novel, ''The Love of the Last Tycoon'', was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote numerous short stories, many of which treat themes of youth and promise, and age and despair.
Imagesize| caption = Photograph of F. Scott Fitzgerald {{circa}} 1921, appearing in "The World's Work" (June 1921 issue)
Birth nameFrancis Scott Key Fitzgerald
Birth date{{Birth date|mf=yes|1896|9|24}}
Birth placeSt. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Death date{{Death date and age|mf=yes|1940|12|21|1896|9|24}}
Death placeHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Resting placeSaint Mary's Cemetery (Maryland)|Saint Mary's Cemetery
EducationPrinceton University (no degree)
OccupationNovelist, short story writer
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